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  • Don't seek the death penalty

    Don't seek the death penalty
    When James Lee Crummel hanged himself last month, very few mourned his passing. A child molester who kidnapped, sexually abused and murdered a 13-year-old boy in 1979, Crummel was on death row in San Quentin when he took his own life using an extension...
  • Wilbur Littlefield dies at 90; trial lawyer spent four decades with L.A. County public defender's office

    Wilbur Littlefield dies at 90; trial lawyer spent four decades with L.A. County public defender's office
    Wilbur "Bill" Littlefield, a skillful trial lawyer who spent four decades with the Los Angeles County public defender's office, including 17 years as its chief, died Saturday in Van Nuys. He was 90. He had heart and kidney ailments, said granddaughter...
  • Ron Kaye: Why local newspapers matter

    Great newspaper stories — like the shocking L.A. County tax scandal involving Assessor John Noguez — usually don't come from attending government meetings or going to press conferences. The tip that ignites a reporter's passion almost...
  • Coliseum probe brings three arrests

    Coliseum probe brings three arrests
    Two former Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum executives and the head of a prominent rave company have been arrested in connection with a corruption scandal involving millions of dollars in questionable financial transactions at one of the nation's most...
  • L.A. city controller to audit Coliseum finances

    L.A. city controller to audit Coliseum finances
    Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel is dispatching a team of auditors to pore over the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum's books because of a financial scandal that is already the subject of a criminal investigation. Greuel had been prepared to launch...
  • Mel Gibson domestic-violence decision still up in the air

     
    Mel Gibson may or may not face criminal charges of domestic violence against Oksana Grigorieva -- prosecutors say no decision has been made. Mel Gibson's lawyer reportedly met with a prosecutor to discuss whether criminal charges of domestic violence...
  • Huizar campaign consultant fired for vowing to "put a political bullet" in opponent's forehead [Updated]

     
    A campaign consultant for Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar was fired Sunday after he told supporters in an e-mail that the campaign was planning to “put a political bullet” in the forehead of Huizar’s opponent in the March 8......
  • Cooley promotes prosecutor seeking to replace him in next year's election

     
    Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley has promoted one of several candidates seeking to replace him in next year’s election to the No. 2 position in his office....
  • D.A. to appeal decision in Anna Nicole Smith case

     
    Los Angeles prosecutors have taken the first step toward appealing a judge’s decision to throw out the bulk of a jury verdict against two people charged with funneling drugs to the late model-actress Anna Nicole Smith....
  • Montebello councilwoman wants investigation into city's probe of off-the-books bank accounts

     
    A Montebello councilwoman wants an investigation into how the city handled its own internal investigation into two off-the-books bank accounts discovered earlier this year....
  • Montebello city manager abruptly resigns

     
    The city of Montebello, already facing the prospect that it may not be able to pay its bills by the end of this year, sank deeper into crisis Tuesday after the interim city manager abruptly resigned. Peter Cosentini sent council......